• Cersaie Day One: Three Playful Designer–Manufacturer Collaborations

    We're reporting on the latest solid-surfacing trends from the international tile trade show in Bologna, Italy.

    ARCHITECT scouts new products and trends in solid surfacing this week from Cersaie, the international tile trade show in Bologna, Italy.

    ARCHITECT September 23, 2014

  • Creating a Serpentine Roof with Wood

    Diamond Schmitt Architects turns a forgettable low-rise building into a focal point in British Columbia.

    Diamond Schmitt Architects turns a forgettable low-rise building at Thompson Rivers University into a focal point in British Columbia.

    ARCHITECT September 23, 2014

  • Researchers Find Microbes That Degrade Plastic Waste

    Sustainable recycling practices could help reduce plastic's negative environmental impact.

    Scientists in Italy and Sweden believe plastic can be recycled more efficiently by using bacterial cultures and fungi strains to break down PVC, polystyrene, polypropylene, and polyethylene.

    ARCHITECT September 22, 2014

  • The Holcim Foundation Names 13 Winners in North America

    The triennial competition awarded $330,000 to 13 projects.

    The triennial competition awarded $330,000 to projects that the design jury determined as pushing the envelope of sustainability.

    ARCHITECT September 20, 2014

  • Eight Rad Rugs for Chic Interiors

    Contemporary carpets for the home, office, and more.

    These eye-catching floor coverings update time-tested designs and materials with vibrant colors and patterns.

    ARCHITECT September 19, 2014

  • An Open-Air Cafe Built from Thousands of Bamboo Canes

    Vo Trong Nghia Architects transforms thousands of bamboo canes into an organic fan vault in Kon Tum, Vietnam.

    Vo Trong Nghia Architects creates an organic fan vault that features the strong grass species at the Indochine Cafe in Kon Tum, Vietnam.

    ARCHITECT September 18, 2014

  • Roche Bobois and Stephen Burks Launch Two Chairs

    Material nuances let each handcrafted element stand on its own.

    Wood, metal, and leather define this two-piece seating collection, which marks the first collaboration of the French label and an American designer in 14 years.

    ARCHITECT September 17, 2014

  • Princeton Researchers Transform Light into a Crystalline Solid

    The discovery changes the material state of light from waves to particles.

    Changing the material state of light from waves to particles allows the team to study atomic behavior with greater accuracy and could help develop more effective sensors and faster computers.

    ARCHITECT September 17, 2014

  • Architect and Professor Sheila Kennedy Awarded 2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize

    The $100,000 prize includes a semester-long professorship, public lecture, and gallery exhibition.

    UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design selected Kennedy for its biannual prize honoring a design practitioner or academic who has worked to advance sustainability and gender equity in architecture.

    ARCHITECT September 16, 2014

  • Caltech Researchers Develop a Flexible Ceramic

    Reducing the ceramic material's natural flaws to a nanoscopic scale amplifies its strength.

    Capable of recovering its shape after being compressed to half of its original size, the flexible material could have applications in resilient architecture.

    ARCHITECT September 15, 2014


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